NFL Bans Tweeting On Game Day

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NFL Bans Tweeting On Game Day


Posted by Dan Malachowski, Product Marketing Manager

As kickoff fast approaches, the NFL has amended its Twitter policy to prohibit the use of Twitter on game day.  The ban stands from 90 minutes before the start of a game until after the post-game media interviews.  This prohibition applies to players, coaches, team personnel, officials, any ghost tweeters, and, particularly, Terrell Owens (does anyone understand what T.O. is always tweeting about?). 

According to the Washington Post, the NFL thought that this policy was necessary because of the prevalent use of Twitter by many NFL stars.  Perhaps the NFL thinks players will be distracted by tweeting on the sidelines.

Chad OchoCinco, who tweets every 7 minutes, has already threatened to violate this policy.  I can see Chad’s next touchdown celebration now- dancing around while pulling out his phone to send a tweet that he’s the greatest.  Getcha popcorn ready.


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